Stayed here for two nights, July 27-28. As we were coming from another hotel, we needed to either check in very early (9 AM) or store our luggage. Upon our early morning arrival, there were no free rooms yet, but staff members whisked our luggage away quickly so that we could head out for a day of sightseeing. Hotel about a 5-7 minute walk from Red Line. Bus stops are nearby as well.
Property has a strange layout; our second floor room was not accessible by the elevator in the main lobby area. We had to exit lobby, walk into parking garage, and use elevator in garage. Our second floor also didn't have ice machine, necessitating another elevator ride/search. Other floors seemed connected - just not the second?
We didn't spend much time in the hotel beyond showering and sleeping as we were so busy in the city. The room itself was HUGE - two beds, chair/ottoman, desk, dresser, and still a large empty chunk of floor space. Appeared recently renovated but you could tell it was older property. Overall seemed fairly clean but did notice that our socks/feet were dirty after walking on carpeting. A/C worked extremely well - room was downright chilly when we arrived - but unit was SO NOISY that - when presented with the choice of listening to the heavy thunderstorm or the AC unit for sleeping, we chose the storm and turned off the unit. Luckily room stayed cool enough overnight.
Did not get to use pool as we arrived back too late at night, but it was large and appeared well kept.. Pool opened to a rooftop deck with great city views. Be sure to check it out at night or early in the morning.
We never even went back to the lobby/main building after checking in, so can't say anything about the staff, etc. No breakfast, but the Rock and Roll McDonald's is right across the street. In addition to the usual McDonald's fare, there is a small bakery counter on the second floor. Other restaurants are close by so you can easily find something for breakfast before you start your day,
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